Senior Cailin Meyer Presents Research on Huguenots


On September 26, Cailin Meyer (’10) presented a paper to the Tennessee Chapter of the Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia.  The paper, titled “An Examination of the Brief History and Assimilation of the Huguenot Settlement at Manakintown, Virginia, 1700-1750,” traces possible explanations as to why the French settlement assimilated so quickly into Virginia’s English culture. 

Meyer originally wrote a research paper on the settlement for Prof. Gail Murray’s research seminar on Colonial America during fall 2008.  Last spring, the Huguenot Society awarded Meyer a $1,000 scholarship prize for the paper.